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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Chinese 8

Li Dazhao papers


Autobiography and other compositions of Li Dazhao, co-founder of the Chinese Communist party.


  • 1914-1915

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes autograph manuscript autobiography and compositions by Dazhao, as well as the signatures and a photograph of Chinese students living in the Waseda Y.M.C.A. dormitory in Tokyo.

Biographical / Historical

Li Dazhao was a professor of history and librarian at Beijing University. He co-founded the Chinese Communist party.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

63M-158. Purchased with the Duplicates fund from Arthur G. Robinson, 3 Sunset Road Wellesley, Massachusetts; received: 1964 April.

Li, Dazhao, 1889-1927. Li Dazhao papers, 1914-1915: Guide.
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